Use the Whole Squash/Pumpkin
No pumpkin left behind: use both the seeds and the meat! Seeds can be roasted and eaten alone, added to trail mix, or a topping for soup. To process a squash or pumpkin:
- Cut in half lengthwise (top to bottom).
- Scoop out seeds and guts (stringy stuff holding seeds) and set aside in a bowl. The meat of the squash is the thick part under the skin and should be between 1 and 4 inches thick depending on the variety of squash.
- Roast the meat for pie, soups, and other dishes.
- Roast the seeds.